I made the costume using Simplicity 9902, which includes Belle's epic gold dress as well as Ariel's bridal gown from The Little Mermaid.
I remember that the skirt required a lot of gathering between the gores, and at that time I had never gathered before, so I ended up asking a lady from church who liked to sew to come over and help me with the gathering and with interpreting other points from the pattern. To this day, I am very grateful for her help because I don't think I would have figured it out on my own.
I learned a lot making that first Halloween costume and I was really pleased with the final product. That year I tagged along with Kayla for Trick or Treating and we had a blast.
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Halloween 2006 Flashback
|Kayla as "Belle"|
|With her rose|
|"Belle" & Me|